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Reading Banner Day Themes

Just For You Theme 1:  Being Me

 

VOCABULARY

GRAMMAR SKILL

FOCUS

SKILL/STRATEGY

PHONICS

The Mixed-Up Chameleon

dull, exciting, handsome, hardly, sideways, sparkling, spotted

Sentences

Main Idea

Decoding

ide, id

Get Up and Go!

homework, minutes, snuggle, treat, always

Statements and Questions

Author’s Purpose

Reread Aloud

ake, ame

Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon

chipmunks, picked, sniffing, south, woods

Commands and Exclamations

Setting

Self-Correcting

Suffix

-ed

Days With Frog and Toad

alone, cheer, fine, meadow, reason, spoiled

Naming Parts of Sentences

Compare/Contrast

Imaging

Change y to i add ed

Wilson Sat Alone

clustered, gathered, raced, wandered, amazing

Telling Parts of Sentences

Characters

Predicting

at, ate

Just For You Theme 2:  Helping Hands

 

VOCABULARY

GRAMMAR SKILL

FOCUS

SKILL/STRATEGY

PHONICS

The Enormous Turnip

enormous, granddaughter, grew, planted, strong, turnip

Nouns

Sequencing

Summarizing

ack, ock

Helping Out

alongside, chores, engine, simple, sprout, tool

Plural Nouns

Main Idea

Decoding

ear

Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane

cranes, directions, promise, twitch, worry

Plural Nouns

Predicting

Chunking

Abbreviations

Hedgehog Bakes a Cake

batter, buttery, perfect, recipe, smeared, yellow cake

Proper Nouns

Synonyms

Inferencing

our

Lemonade For Sale

announced, arrived, glum, members, rebuild

Nouns

Compare/Contrast

Reading Ahead

ar

Theme 3:  Our World

 

VOCABULARY

GRAMMAR SKILL

FOCUS

SKILL/STRATEGY

PHONICS

Johnny Appleseed

frontier, nearby, orchards, survive, tame, wild

Days of the Week

Details

Imaging

eer, ear

From Seed to Plant

beautiful, nutrition, protects, ripens, streams

Names of the Months

Reading Diagrams

Rereading

spr, str, thr

The Secret Life of Trees

discover, energy, forecast, shed, source

Names of Holidays

Fact/Fiction

Chunking

oo

Watermelon Day

beneath, relay race, shimmered, snug, wrinkled, knelt

Abbreviations

Inferencing

Sequencing/Summarizing

kn, wr, gn

Pumpkin Fiesta

boasted, crept, crown, village, vines

Possessives

Predicting

Self-Correcting

y to i add es

Banner Days Theme 1:  Imagine That!

 

VOCABULARY

GRAMMAR SKILL

FOCUS

SKILL/STRATEGY

PHONICS

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash

boring, ducked, sense, tractor, suppose

Pronouns

Cause/Effect

Prediction

ou, ow

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

captured, imagination, manners, matador, plains, relax, vacation

Adjectives

Cause/Effect

Inferencing

oi, oy

Dear Mr. Blueberry

details, disappoint, forcibly, information, oceans, stroke

Adjectives

Inferencing

Reading Ahead

oo, ue

Cool Ali

admired, fussed, haze, mimicked, notice, pale

Adjectives

How many

Antonyms

Imaging

Plurals

f to vies

The Emperor’s Egg

flippers, hatch, horizon, miserable, slippery, waddled

Adjectives

Comparing

Fact/Fiction

Chunking

Suffixes

ing, ly

Banner Days Theme 2:  Neighborhood News

 

VOCABULARY

GRAMMAR SKILL

FOCUS

SKILL/STRATEGY

PHONICS

The Pine Park Mystery

caused, clasp, confused, cornered, objects, removes, typical

Verbs

Story Parts

Using Context

re-

pre-

Good-bye, Curtis

addresses, clerk, grown, honor, pour, route

Noun/Verb Agreement

Compare/Contrast

Story Sequence/Summary

Contractions

Max Found Two Sticks

appeared, conductor, created, imitated, rhythm, startled

Past-Tense Verbs

Multiple-Meaning Words

Self-Correcting

ew, ui

Anthony Reynoso:  Born to Jump

dappled, exhibition, landscape, business, ranch, thousands

Being Verbs

(am, is, are, was, were)

Summarizing

Decoding

ph, gh

Chinatown

celebrations, develop, furious, graceful, grocery store, students

Being Verbs

(has, have, had)

Details

Imaging

Suffixes

-er, -est

Banner Days Theme 3:  Travel Time

 

VOCABULARY

GRAMMAR SKILL

FOCUS

SKILL/STRATEGY

PHONICS

Abuela

flock, guide, harbor, soared, swooping

Verbs

(see, saw, give, gave)

Inferencing

Chunking

air, are

Beginner’s World Atlas

connects, distance, features, mapmaker, peel

Verbs

(come, came, run, ran)

Locating Information

Decoding

oo, ou

Dinosaurs Travel

cassette, companions, luggage, relatives, sturdy

Verbs

(go, went, do, did)

Author’s Purpose

Using Context

ou

Montigue on the High Seas

cozy, drifted, fleet, launched, looming, realized

Helping Verbs

Homophones

Imaging

aw, au

Ruth Law Thrills a Nation

feat, heroine, hospitality, refused, spectators, stood

Contractions

Predicting

Reading Ahead

Prefixes

over, un


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